Don’t laugh…This is the current disaster in my sewing room. I’ve completely neglected it over the last few months (yes, that’s my pink Christmas tree that I never got around to decorating). But now with the new year, it’s time to get my act together. You know your sewing room is in the same state of disorganization, so let’s get it cleaned up quickly.
A few years back, I wrote The ABCs of Spring Cleaning Your Sewing Room over on SewMamaSew. There’s even a printable PDF for your convenience. I know it isn’t Spring yet, but heck, you’ll be getting a jump start on it!
While going through the piles of crap on my cutting table, I found lots of treasures I had forgotten about. Yes, the bags of fabric from Joann’s Black Friday Sale were yet to be unpacked. It’s mostly more flannel that I don’t need. I know…don’t judge me.
I did find all the goodies I purchased during a recent NYC shopping adventure with my dear friend, Sara Norris. Sara and I met online about 7 years ago while sewing children’s custom boutique clothing. When she told me she was coming to New York City for a few days, I just knew I had to show her my fabric playground (aka NYC’s Garment District).
Sara and I had a ball while her husband, Mike, waited patiently as we went treasure hunting. Our first stop was Pacific Trimming—an old favorite of mine for rhinestone buttons and buckles.
We discovered a trim shop, Hai’s Trimmings Inc., I had never visited before. This place had more high-end trims than the other shops I usually go to. I was even able to finally find 24 row rhinestone trim to recover my bathroom switch plate! This place was AMAZING!
Sara surprised me with the cutest spool of velvet trim she found at Antropologie. Love it!
Now it’s time to find a home in my sewing room for all these sewing things. Hopefully, once I get my kid back to school tomorrow, I’ll get back in the groove! Hoping to sew a lot more this year than last!